Patrick McElnea (b. 1981) is based in Los Angeles, California. His work focuses on the things that make us strangers to ourselves as sites of contact with something or someone else. Recent photographs are made in pairs where the same scene is fabricated in different ways. Like a story told in separate registers they picture two versions of fantasies about selfhood, race, or inheritance. His videos explore how images are collaboratively constructed or misconstrued between two parties, specifically under the private care of preventative medicine, primary education, and therapeutic dialogue. He has had solo exhibitions at Ortega y Gasset Projects in New York, and Daniel Weinburg Gallery in Los Angeles. He earned his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University and his BFA from The Cooper Union.